Guideline To Keep African Pygmy Hedgehog As pet


African pygmy hedgehogs have smooth spines. They are small, colorful pets. Quiet, active, and entertaining but require spacious housing, proper care, and nocturnal attention.


African pygmy hedgehogs make suitable pets for those with busy schedules. They are quiet, solitary, and exhibit interesting self-anointing behavior.


Solitary hedgehogs require spacious enclosures like an aquarium, with hiding spots, toys, and a quiet, warm environment. Regular cleaning is necessary.

Eat & Drink

Feed hedgehogs high-quality food, supplemented with insects and treats. Offer water in a bottle or bowl, and clean regularly.


- Obesity - Dental disease - Heart disease - Eye injuries - Mange and skin infections


In the wild, African pygmy hedgehogs have a lifespan of up to 3 years, while in captivity, they can live for up to 10 years.